get someone's drift

get someone's drift
   If you get someone's drift, you understand in a general way what they are trying to say.
   

I didn't understand every word but I got the drift.


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • get — (someone s)/the drift informal, informal to understand what someone is saying. Can you explain that again? I don t quite get your drift. I didn t understand everything he was saying but I think I caught the drift …   New idioms dictionary

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